Sustainability in figures

We want to assess the effectiveness of our measures and projects. To measure our progress, we collect key data around business operations, societal developments and the environment. Standardised indicators on the environment, social engagement and governance (Environment, Social and Governance – ESG) in particular are increasingly in demand on capital markets. This is why we have been presenting our key indicators in conformity with the ESG convention for a number of years.

If, as an analyst or investor, you have any questions, please contact us directly. Our Investor Relations Team will be happy to help.

Furthermore, since 2010 we have reported our indicators in line with standards defined by the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (German: Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalysten – DVFA) and the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS). These core non-financial indicators are valid across Europe and also include sector-specific criteria.

We have marked the key figures that serve to meet the standard with the corresponding identification – the DVFA/EFFAS-ID.

Further information on the key figures – for example, more detailed breakdowns – can be found in our Sustainability Report.

Environment

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2018 Reviewed 2018

2017

2016

Greenhouse gas emissions (total CO₂ equivalents in million metric tonnes)

E03-01

69.06 Yes

79.20

82.75

Scope 1

E02-01

4.87 Yes

4.811

5.37

Scope 22

E02-01

2.88 Yes

3.371

3.36

Scope 3

E02-01

61.31 Yes

71.02

74.02

1 Prior-year figures have been adjusted.
2 Excludes our consumption of district heating due to the immateriality of the quantity compared to the other Scope 2 categories.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2018 Reviewed 2018

2017

2016

Energy consumption within the organisation (million GJ)

E01-01

2391  

201

2602

Business units certified to ISO 14001 (percentages)

E33-01

99  

99

95

Number of environmental incidents

4 (major)   0   0 0

3 (serious impact)

 

13  

0

0

2 (moderate)

 

10  

6

10

1 (minor)

 

153  

115

119

0 (inconsequential)

 

412  

390

369

Incidents on the seven-step International Nuclear Event Scale (INES)

 

0  

0

0

Provisions for environmental remediation and similar obligations (€ in millions)4

E12-05

520 Yes5

507

469

Short term

 

28 Yes5

29

23

Long term

 

492 Yes5

478

446

Fresh water consumption (million cubic metres)6

E28-01

37.7  

37.0

26.2

1 A change in the scope of consolidation limits the information value of a comparison with the subsequent year's figures.
2 Includes business travel (change in the GRI definition).
3 The depressurization of a gas pipeline at our subsidiary Avacon resulted in the unintentional release of oil.
4 Funds set aside for potential redevelopment, water protection, and the remediation of contaminated sites.
5 Audited disclosers from the E.ON Annual Report
6 For reasons of materiality, includes the Non-Core Business segment (PreussenElektra) only.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2018 Reviewed 2018

2017

2016

Non-hazardous waste (metric kilotonnes)

 

78.9  

90.1

28.91

Recovered

 

73.6  

84.92

21.11

Disposed

 

5.3  

5.2

7.81

Hazardous waste (metric kilotonnes)

E06-01

77.1  

75.6

27.71

Recovered

 

53.4  

60.82

21.51

Disposed

 

23.7  

14.8

6.21

Low and intermediate-level radioactive waste (metric tonnes)

E08-01/02

313.9  

402.1

423.8

High-level radioactive waste (metric tonnes)

E08-03

116.0  

180.2

20.4

Total waste (metric kilotonnes)3

E04-01

156.0  

165.7

56.6

Share of total amount of waste recycled (percentages)4

E05-01

81.4  

87.9

74.7

1 Different data-collection method and scope of consolidation.
2 Prior-year figures have been adjusted.
3 Hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
4 Percentage of recycled hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

Social

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2018 Reviewed 2018

2017

2016

Group employees (headcount)1

 

43,302 yes2

42,699

43,138

New hires

 

   

 

 

Fulltime equivalent (FTE)

 

5,478  

4,536

4,346

Headcounts

 

5,579  

  4,616

4,451

Permanent employment contracts (percentages)

 

69  

73

67

Employees with full time contracts (percentages)3

 

92  

92

92

Employees with permanent employment contracts (percentages)3

 

95  

96

95

Employees with collective bargaining agreements (percentages)

 

83  

85

84

Employees with part time contracts

 

3,328 yes2

3,395

3,517

Average length of service (years)3

 

14 yes2

14

14

Voluntary turnover rate (percentages)3

S01-01

4.8 yes2

4.6

5.3

Apprentices in Germany

 

899 yes2

942

971

Apprentices-ratio in Germany (percentages)

 

5.4 yes2

5.5

5.3

Female workforce (percentages)3 S10-01 32 yes2 32 32
Women managers (percentages)4 S10-02 21 yes2 20 20

Severely disabled employees in Germany (percentages)5

  5 yes 5.4 5.4
Severely  disabled employees in Germany (headcount)5   861 yes 899 934
Nationalities   100 yes 99 97

Average age (in years)3

  42 yes2 42 42

Average employee age (percentages)3

S03-01        
<30 years   19 yes2 18 18

31-50 years

  53 yes2 54 55
>50 years   28 yes2 28 27

1 Excludes board members, managing directors, and apprentices.
2 Audited disclosures from the E.ON Annual Report.
3 Includes board members, managing directors, and apprentices.
4 Includes board members and managing directors.
5 Excludes board members and managing directors.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2018 Reviewed 2018

2017

2016

Combined TRIF1

 

2.4  

2.5

2.5

Employee TRIF

 

2.5 yes

2.3

2.5

Contractors TRIF

 

2.1  

2.9

2.6

Employee LTIF2

 

1.9 yes

1.8

1.9

Contractors LTIF2

 

1.5  

2.3

2.1

Business units certified to ISO 45001 (percentages)   99   99 -

Employee and contractor fatal accidents

 

5 yes

5

4

Employee health rate (percentages)3

 

96.3  

96.6

96.5

1 Total recordable injury frequency measures the number of reported fatalities and occupational injuries and illnesses per million hours of work. It includes injuries that occur during work-related travel that result in lost time or no lost time and/or that lead to medical treatment, restricted work, or work at a substitute work station.
2 Lost time injury frequency measures work-related accidents resulting in lost time per million hours of work.
3 Includes board members, managing directors and apprentices.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2018 Reviewed 2018

2017

2016

Corporate giving (€ in millions)   2.3   4.4 10.5
Strategic community involvement (€ in millions)   5.7   5.9 7.6

Total community investments (€ in millions)

 

8.0  

10.3

18.1

Involvement of E.ON employees (number of volunteer hours)

 

11,807  

10,910

11,828

Governance

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2018

Reviewed 2018

2017

2016

Number of power and gas customers (millions)

 

21.0

yes1

21.1

21.4

Installed smart meters (millions)2

V11-02

3.4

 

2.4

2.1

Customer loyalty development

V06-01

See chapter about "Customer Experience" in our Sustainability Report

Reduction of CO₂ emissions at commercial and industrial customers (metric tonnes)

  688,814  

731,228

10,8233

1 Audited disclosures from the E.ON Annual Report.
2 Includes smart meters in Slovakia (DSO in which we have a 49 per cent stake).
3 A change in the scope of consolidation limits the information value of a comparison with the subsequent year's figures.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2018 Reviewed 2018

2017

2016

Owned generation renewables (billion kWh)

 

14.7

yes1

12.5

11.6

Fully consolidated generating capacity (in MW)

 

5,334

yes1

4,716

4.176

Availability factor (percentages)

Onshore wind

 

94.8 yes1

94.6

94.2

Offshore wind

 

96.8 yes1

97.6

96.7

Renewables as a percentage of owned generation

E26-01

30.4  

29.3

24.9

Owned generation by energy sources (percentages)

E26-01

   

 

 

Wind and solar

 

30.4  

29.3

24.9

Natural gas/oil

 

1.7  

1.8

1.8

Nuclear

 

64.6  

64.6

69.5

Coal

 

0.2  

0.2

-

Other (includes biomass)

 

3.1  

4.1

3.8

1 Audited disclosures from the E.ON Annual Report.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2018 Reviewed 2018

2017

2016

Power system length (thousand kilometres)1

 

757  

756

754

Gas system length (thousand kilometres)

 

96  

107

104

Power distribution losses (percentages)

 

4.2  

6.0

4.6

1 Includes our power networks in Slovakia (DSO in which we have 49 per cent stake).

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2018

Reviewed 2018

2017

2016

Procurement volume in countries with corruption risks (percentages)1

 

14.3  

12.2

11.8

Number of compliance notices2

 

85  

53

75

Contributions to political parties (percentages)3

G01-01

0  

0

0

1 Countries with less than 60 points in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index.
2 Cases recorded at our corporate headquarters that resulted in investigations and were not subsequently found to be false reports.
3 The E.ON Code of Conduct forbids donations to political parties, candidates, and incumbents.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2018

Reviewed 2018

2017

2016

Supply chain: key performance narrative

V28-04

See chapter about "Human rights and supplier management" in our Sustainability Report.